The Crown Princess Couple hold a digital meeting with the Swedish National Agency for Education

The Crown Princess Couple took part in a video meeting with the Swedish National Agency for Education from Haga Palace.

The Crown Princess Couple took part in a video meeting with the Swedish National Agency for Education from Haga Palace. Photo: The Royal Court of Sweden

On Wednesday 15 April, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel took part in a digital meeting with the Swedish National Agency for Education to find out how the country's schools are working with distance and remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Director-General Peter Fredriksson and Chief of Staff Katarina Tiväng spoke about how the Agency is supporting school managers and head teachers with the recommendation for upper secondary schools, universities, university colleges and adult education centres to carry out distance teaching instead of on-site teaching.

The aim of the recommendation is to slow the spread of COVID-19 in society.

Despite the upheaval, it was noted that most schools are of the opinion that their teaching is still of a high or fairly high quality.

The Royal Family and the COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal Family are keen to show their support for the initiatives being carried out by society to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Family are staying informed about how the pandemic is affecting Sweden via discussions, digital meetings and visits.

These visits are planned based on current recommendations, and every effort is being made not to take up time and resources unnecessarily.